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One Direction’s “Forgettable” Louis Tomlinson Has His Groove Back

One Direction's Forgettable Louis Tomlinson Has His Groove Back featureLouis Tomlinson made it sounds like he was having some self-esteem issues in an interview about his solo career earlier this year. Despite his criticisms of the entertainment industry, the One Direction singer seems to have rediscovered his confidence. In a new interview with Billboard, he discussed performing his new song “Back to You” at the 2017 Teen Choice Awards and what’s next. But he revisited his 1D-induced depression, too.

“When I was talking about that, I was talking about how I felt at a specific time in the band,” Louis said of calling himself the “forgettable” member. “I don’t necessarily feel like that now. But that’s what kind of drove me to want to be a big songwriter with the band, to gain an identity of sorts.” Breaking out as a solo artist is apparently helping Louis’ head grow.

“I just feel like I’m getting stronger and more confident with each single, and I’m definitely still learning as a songwriter and an artist on my own as well,” he said.” It’s exciting for me, and to have the support of the fans is always amazing — I definitely feel like they’ve got my back.” Louis said his next single and his up-coming album will be an even purer versions of his true self.

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Zedd Reveals The Biggest Downside Of Dating Selena Gomez

Zedd Reveals The Biggest Downside Of Dating Selena Gomez featureSuper DJ Zedd and pop princess Selena Gomez had the world talking back in 2015 when rumors about their reported romance first began swirling. The two had a track together, “I Want You to Know,” but there was nothing more than speculation to keep the romantic allegations afloat. Back in June, Selena finally confirmed that the two had a “thing.”

Zedd covers the latest issue of Billboard Magazine and goes into more detail about just what that “thing” with Selena meant to him. Aside from calling his short-lived fling with Selena “nice,” Zedd opened up about what made the tryst so complicated.

And it wasn’t Justin Bieber.

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Unlike Katy Perry, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Queens Actually Like Lady Gaga

RuPaul's Drag Queens Bow Down To Their Diva Lady GagaLady Gaga is a friend to all and an inspiration to most. This is especially true for several former queens from “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” Billboard Pride caught up with a few of the show’s previous contestants for its latest installment of “Queens & Divas” and the drag queens gushed over Mother Monster.

“Lady Gaga is the reason that ‘Born This Way’ is such an anthem,” Derrick Barry begins. “She has taught me about self-acceptance, loving yourself and loving everyone else for what they believe in.”

Manila Luzon and Mariah Balenciaga chime in with similar thoughts, unanimously agreeing that Gaga is the end-all-be-all advocate and source of inspiration.

“She’s like your fierce drag queen friend, but she’s not really a drag queen,” Pandora Boxx adds.

Check out the full video below.

(Photo credit: stlclubradio Twitter account)

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Fifth Harmony Is In A Better Place Now That Camila Cabello Is Gone

Fifth Harmony for Billboard-1Fifth Harmony has a whole new outlook on its future in music now that Camila Cabello is gone. The ladies recently sat down with Billboard to talk about the dramatic end to their 2016 and how losing a member may have been the best thing for them.

“I get to sleep at night knowing we did everything in our power as friends, bandmates and human beings,” Normani Kordei says when the “Crying in the Club” singer’s name is brought up. With Ally Brooke Hernandez throwing in a quick comment about not being able to change people, it seems that the group is completely done with Camila.

“Let’s just say we’re in a better place now — there are no secrets in this circle,” Dinah Jane Hansen ends the conversation. Fast forward to the group releasing its first single since Camila’s departure, “Down.” Fans can expect a totally different girl group–one that has co-writing credits and has learned to take more control over its career after years of being told what to do. “We were little girls coming off of a TV show and had a team of people trying to sculpt us into something we weren’t,” Dinah says.

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Fifth Harmony Celebrates 30 Days Of Pride With A Message Of Love

Fifth Harmony sends love to the LGBTQ communityLauren Jauregui is doing more to celebrate Pride Month than writing a letter and was joined by the rest of Fifth Harmony to send a message to the LGBTQ community. The group sat down with Billboard, who recently launched its 30 Days of Pride initiative, to send a love note out into the world.

“Collectively, we would like to say: love yourself and be yourself. It’s beautiful,” Lauren spoke for the group. Lauren publicly came out as bisexual late last year and most recently teamed up with Halsey to release their LGBTQ anthem, “Strangers.”

Watch Fifth Harmony’s video message below.

(Photo credit: Lauren Jauregui Instagram account)

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Selena Gomez, Lea Michele And Lauren Jauregui Pen Love Letters For LGBT Pride Month

Selena Gomez, Lea Michele And Lauren Jauregui Pen Love Letters For Pride MonthJune is Gay Pride Month and Billboard is celebrating with “30 Days of Pride.” The publication kicked things off with a touching tribute at the hands of pop culture’s best and brightest. Selena Gomez, Lea Michele and Lauren Jauregui are among the stars who were asked to pen “love letters” to the LGBTQ community.

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